Winter Weather

A major winter storm can last for several days and can be accompanied by high winds, freezing rain, sleet, heavy snowfall, and extreme cold temperatures.Winter storms and extreme cold affects all areas of the country with the ability to knock out heat, power, and communication services to your home or office, sometimes for days at a time. Hypothermia and frostbite can lead to the loss of fingers and toes, can cause permanent damage to internal organs, or may even cause death.Careful preparations can help you avoid these dangers!

What to do during a winter storm:

  • Before any winter storm hits, you should have an emergency kit containing items you may need to sustain during winter weather. 

  • Stay indoors during the storm. If you must go out, ensure you walk and drive carefully. If you are driving, make a car emergency kit!

  • Keep dry.mittens

  • Watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia.

  • CHECK HERE for more winter tips, including tips for shoveling and winter driving!

  • Take the cold weather training designed by KUMC's Environmental Health and Safety Team for additional education!

Last modified: Apr 03, 2014
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